Buyer Beware, Organic Is Not Going to Save You

I preclude by mentioning that this commentary is coming from a peaceful and loving place.

Don't get me wrong here, organic is our safest choice when it comes to purchasing food. I think if the farm is on the other side of the country this is an important certification because you cannot meet the farmer or see his farm to know how he treats his fields or animals. However, if you are selling locally, like me, then this certification does not make sense.

Unfortunately, the organic certification does not stop bad people from doing bad things; I have spoken to County Extension Agents that have followed organic farmers out of the chemical fertilizer store. There are many conventional farmers that are growing both organic and conventional, and there is a blurry line as to what is organic and what is not. What about the tractors, sprayers, tools, and workers that can cross contaminate? It is very easy to confuse which goes where.

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Farmer Jay
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